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by HrHamada
1 month ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Hawaiian Plate Lunches
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Hawaiian Plate Lunches

Aloha Kitchen especially on a Saturday after all the halau's let off practice,
by HrHamada
2 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Instant Pot pressure cooker
Replies: 15
Views: 3801

Re: Instant Pot pressure cooker

well, amazon prime day made it too hard to resist. they had the 7 in 1 Duo (high and low pressure) 6QT model (which means about 4 real quarts usable) on sale for only 69 bucks. I've used a stovetop version for many many years, gonna try an electric. Too good a deal to pass up.
by HrHamada
2 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: chiletepin peppers
Replies: 5
Views: 1490

Re: chiletepin peppers

they sell fried ones in those $1.29 generic packs at many mexican stores. And they usually sell 8 oz plastic tubs for about 5 bucks at many carnecerias. And they grow pretty well if you want off the vine for cooking or pickling
by HrHamada
2 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Instant Pot pressure cooker
Replies: 15
Views: 3801

Re: Instant Pot pressure cooker

Just remember that this is just one of many electric cooker brands and that a manual unit can do everything an electric can do. Some manual and some electric ones have two pressure settings (which I find useful), but of course, no programming. I'm not likely to use programmed features, that's why I'...
by HrHamada
2 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Tampopo Ramen - Tempe
Replies: 7
Views: 2481

Re: Tampopo Ramen - Tempe

I thought their broth was very good. Lots of great undertones in the flavor. I wish they would roast the bones in their tonkatsu separately instead of just boiling rib flats, but it is tasty and has good body and good umami ballance. As to the greeting. They're just going with the theme of trying to...
by HrHamada
2 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: A Pho Battle Royale
Replies: 22
Views: 4406

Re: A Pho Battle Royale

[quote="LaPan"]Sounds like it should be renamed Pho-gettaboutit I've come to the conclusion that whenever someone has a name based on a bad pun......... And it's bad enough when the bad pun is made by people from the cultural group the pun is based on, but when it's done by someone from outside the ...
by HrHamada
2 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: The great pizza debate...
Replies: 74
Views: 13950

Re: The great pizza debate...

Of course, you all know of my love for the Bianco family. I have been heartened to see some other great small places and chains in the thread to. I am known for saying food over interior decoration. I have a heavy bias for flavor over most of the rest of the experience But separate from the food, th...
by HrHamada
2 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: El Palacio Restaurant and Cantina
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

Re: El Palacio Restaurant and Cantina

I would side with Zach on this one. El Palacio is a chef owned enterprise, not a chain. Yes, I've not always been overly thrilled with front of house, but it was never bad. I DO believe your experience, but I would have asked for a manager. And you're right, there is no excuse As far as comparing th...
by HrHamada
2 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Mandoline recommendation???
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

Re: Mandoline recommendation???

I would recommend the slant angle version or the flat angle version over the v shaped. Takes less force. I would get a "good" one, but wouldn't break the bank because the blades eventually do lose sharpness just like any other blade. If you just need to borrow one, or want to try one brand. You can ...
by HrHamada
2 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Interesting Kitchen Kickstarters
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: Interesting Kitchen Kickstarters

I'm curious, what would generally be the cost of a knife comparable to the Misen? I DO want to encourage new products and small business. And we should make some allowance for the entrepreneur vs a head to head comparison with a mass produced knife that has the advantage of infrastructure being alr...
by HrHamada
2 years ago
Forum: Events and Gatherings
Topic: Flag Plant - Chengdu Delight - Foodnik Tues, May 3rd@11:30am
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: Flag Plant - Chengdu Delight - Foodnik Tues, May 3rd@11:

do we just show up, or do we need an RSVP?
Hope to see some familiar faces